Another Metro-adjacent property in Exposition Park could be redeveloped with multifamily housing and retail, according to an application filed yesterday with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.
The roughly 36,000-square-foot development site, located at the northeast corner of Exposition Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, is currently improved with a restaurant, a laundromat, and associated surface parking. Project applicant Bryan Elsey proposes to raze those existing uses to make way for the construction of a five-story edifice containing 124 apartments - including 12 extremely low-income affordable units - above approximately 1,608 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Requested entitlements include density bonus incentives - which would be granted in exchange for providing on-site affordable housing. The project would require the approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
The proposed development follows a handful of other recent mixed-use projects in the Exposition Park neighborhood.
Roughly a quarter-mile east along Exposition Boulevard, non-profit developer Abode Communities completed the Rolland Curtis Gardens apartments last year - creating subsidized affordable housing adjacent to Expo/Vermont Station.
Other ongoing projects include a mixed-use housing development now rising at 38th and Figueroa Streets and a proposed Courtyard Marriott hotel across the street from the USC campus.
The neighborhood's namesake park is also seeing significant new development - most visibly in the form of the $1-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art now under construction on Vermont Avenue.
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